Judge signals he may pursue contempt charges against Michael Flynn one day after stunning DOJ reversal
Federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who on Tuesday announced he was halting Attorney General William Barr's decision to drop its case against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, is now signaling he may pursue contempt charges.
This is terrible news for the disgraced three-star general who has been very prominent in President Trump's inner circle since the days of his campaign and who is at the center of the debate surrounding "ObamaGate," a term Trump loves to use now.
Per details of the report Judge Sullivan will be asking retired Judge John Gleeson to recommend whether Flynn should face the criminal contempt charge for perjury - after he apparently declared under oath at two different court proceedings that he was guilty of lying to the FBI.
BREAKING: Judge SULLIVAN has appointed retired judge to argue against the government's motion to dismiss the charge against Flynn. pic.twitter.com/OUGyAbNcIB— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) May 13, 2020
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